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Tue, 25 June 2019

Air New Zealand's CEO Resigns

Christopher Luxon, Air New Zealand's CEO, has resigned and will officially step down from day to day leadership of the airline on 25 September 2019.

The 48-year old has been with the airline for seven years.

Christopher Luxon. Click to enlarge.

Air New Zealand Chairman, Tony Carter, said, “The opportunity to lead New Zealand's most iconic company will attract many great candidates both internationally and within New Zealand. The Board has commenced an international search and expects to be in a position to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer in the near future. Further, Christopher will be in the role until 25 September, and then he will move to advising and supporting the incoming Chairman and new CEO so we have a seamless transition and are set up well for further success."

Mr Luxon said, “It has been an awesome journey and what we have achieved by working together with a common goal of supercharging New Zealand's success economically, environmentally and socially has been nothing short of remarkable. I have absolutely loved the responsibility and experience of leading this company over the last seven years. It has been intellectually challenging, people centred and an absolute privilege to do this job. However, I do feel it is the right time for a new leader to take over and preserve and enhance the good things from our past, but also to put their own stamp on the organisation bringing their own personality and emphasis to the role as I did."

Speaking of his future, Mr. Luxon said that he is going to use the summer to refresh and recharge, and then reflect on what he will do next.

See also: Jaime J. Bautista Retires as President and COO of Philippine Airlines.

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